Sports  September 22, 2014
Unlucky leap sees Lions lose Tulloch for season
Glover Quin and Stephen Tulloch of the Detroit Lions tackle Jerricho Cotchery of the Carolina Panthers during their game on September 14, 2014 Detroit Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch will miss the rest of the new NFL season after tearing a knee ligament in a sack celebration gone awry, the team said Monday.Tulloch tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee on Sunday after sacking Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, landing wrong after a celebratory leap."You're passionate abou...  Full Story
Ravens deny cover-up bid in Rice case
Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti addresses the media during a news conference at the teamBaltimore Ravens owner Stephen Bisciotti on Monday denied orchestrating a cover-up over the Ray Rice domestic violence case but apologized for the franchise's inadequate response to the scandal.An ESPN report accused the NFL team of using "misinformation" and "misdirection" as it sought to minimize the case involving their star running back."There ...  Full Story
Radwanska crashes, Sharapova through in Wuhan
Caroline Garcia of France hits a return during her match against PolandWorld number six Agnieszka Radwanska was dumped out of the $2.4 million WTA Wuhan Open on Monday by a determined Caroline Garcia of France, while Maria Sharapova won her first match of the inaugural tournament.Fourth seed Russian Sharapova defeated compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova in the evening match, while any hope of a Chinese singles victory was ...  Full Story
2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar - FIFA's Zwanziger
A computer generated image shows the stadium to be built in Al-Wakrah for the Qatar 2022 World CupQatar will not host the World Cup in 2022, according to Theo Zwanziger, the German member on the executive committee of world football's governing body FIFA."I think that at the end of the day the 2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar," Zwanziger said in an interview with Sport Bild Plus.The former head of the German football federation (DFB)...  Full Story
McIlroy, Poulter top US targets at Ryder Cup
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland speaks to a television crew at the Gleneagles golf course in Scotland, on September 22, 2014, ahead of the Ryder Cup match between Europe and the United StatesTop-ranked Rory McIlroy was a focus for both Ryder Cup captains upon arrival Monday at Gleneagles, Americans trying to defeat him and Europeans making sure he wakes up on time.US captain Tom Watson squarely made targets of McIlroy and Ian Poulter, the hero of Europe's shocking 2012 record-setting comeback win at Medinah."Certainly whenever you beat...  Full Story
Mercedes pledge to conquer Formula One reliability problems
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg is left stationary on the front row for the warm-up lap at the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix at the Marina Bay street circuit on September 21, 2014Mercedes on Monday pledged it will do all it can to prevent poor reliability deciding the destiny of this year’s drivers’ world championship.The pledge came after a broken wiring loom forced Nico Rosberg to retire from Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix won by his team-mate Lewis Hamilton.The Briton’s win enabled him to leap three points clear o...  Full Story
Singapore billionaire buys 50% stake in Salford
Fans invade the pitch during a friendly between Salford City and Class of 92 and Friends at the AJ Bell Stadium in Salford on August 7, 2014Singapore billionaire businessman Peter Lim, who once courted Liverpool, is set to take a 50 percent stake in Salford City FC.Papers have been submitted to the Football Association to formalise the acquisition of the shares of the club owned by the five former Manchester United players known as the 'Class of '92'.Gary and Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, ...  Full Story
China's women romp to Asian Games gymnastics team gold
ChinaChina's women gymnasts delivered a performance of ruthless elegance to storm to a crushing victory in the Asian Games team event Monday, as North Korea pipped Japan to silver.A day after a patchy peformance saw the Chinese men's team beaten into third place, the women dominated their opponents at Incheon's Namdong Gymnasium.Chinese gymnasts filled ...  Full Story